A Hundred Gourds 5:2 March 2016

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with the river

space Adjei Agyei-Baah – Ghana
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  inside the ocean the names of all the rivers

space Mark Miller – Australia
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    at mangrove's edge
dawn splashes silver

space Kent Robinson – Australia
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where willow tips touch ripples the minnows

space Padma Thampatty – USA
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  all eyes a fry peers from its parent's gullet

space Marian Olson – USA
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from mother's breast
nightly silence

space Dejan Pavlinović – Croatia
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green hills
sweeping down to a lake –
the unknown depths

space Adelaide B. Shaw – USA
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  in a moment
clouds change the contours
of the mountains

space Patricia Prime – New Zealand
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    purples and whites
in the sky
in the handful of pills

space Daryll Michael Williams – South Africa
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haute couture
beads of rainshine
on each pine needle

space Lesley Anne Swanson – USA
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the innate patience
of trees

space Marianne Paul – Canada
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    bottle green cypress
the axe
empties the wine

space Robert Witmer – Japan
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Pacific wren
the forest
finds its voice

space William Scott Galasso – USA
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  lifting into sunset
a cedar waxwing
pulls away from the flock

         for Gene Murtha

space Ferris Gilli – USA
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    mourning dove
the taste
of rain

space Ann K. Schwader – USA
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